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Definition of environmental adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//ɪnˌvaɪrənˈmɛntl//
    [usually before noun]
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  1. 1connected with the natural conditions in which people, animals, and plants live; connected with the environment the environmental impact of pollution environmental issues/problems an environmental group/movement (= that aims to improve or protect the natural environment) environmental damage
  2. 2connected with the conditions that affect the behavior and development of someone or something environmental influences an environmental health officer
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, NAmE//ɪnˌvaɪrənˈmɛntl̩i//
adverb an environmentally sensitive area (= one that is easily damaged or that contains rare animals, plants, etc.) environmentally damaging
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